News tagged with waste

Champions of waste reduction

14 years ago, the region of Lahti in Finland has implemented a model of integrated waste management. As a result the people of Lahti were able to increase their rate of recycling to more than 90%.

Feb 19, 2014 2 / 5 (2) 1

The surprising value of waste

In the "sanitation value chain," human waste, with the proper infrastructure, is turned into a valuable commodity. Collecting, storing, and recycling waste into valuable byproducts, such as fertilizer, can ...

Feb 14, 2014 5 / 5 (4) 0

Starting fire with water

When firefighters want to extinguish a blaze, they often douse it with water. Astronauts on board the ISS, however, are experimenting with a form of water that does the opposite. Instead of stopping fire, ...

Jan 13, 2014 4.3 / 5 (14) 21 | with audio podcast